Danny Glover ‘appalled’ and 'angry' Trump is Time's Person of the Year
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Actor Danny Glover on Wednesday blasted Time magazine for naming President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump fires intelligence community inspector general who flagged Ukraine whistleblower complaint Trump organization has laid off over 1000 employees due to pandemic: report Trump invokes Defense Production Act to prevent export of surgical masks, gloves MORE its Person of the Year, saying he's "appalled" and "angry" about the decision.

“It’s irresponsible to make him Person of the Year,” he said in Washington, D.C., according to The Daily Mail. "Based on what? Based on the fact that he won the Electoral College?


“Based on the fact that he lied to people?” asked Glover, who backed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Energy: Oil giants meet with Trump at White House | Interior extends tenure of controversial land management chief | Oil prices tick up on hopes of Russia-Saudi deal Oil giants meet at White House amid talk of buying strategic reserves The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden struggles to stay in the spotlight MORE (I-Vt.) during the Democratic presidential primary. "Based on the fact that all the stories of all he’s done to women and what he thinks about women?

“Based on his racism? A racist as Person of the Year? I’m appalled, I’m appalled. I’m angry now that Time magazine would name this person Person of the Year. It’s incredible.”

Glover said the selection was a "slap in our face," pointing to the president-elect’s campaign promises.

“It’s the most disrespectful thing,” he said, citing Trump’s pledges to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and temporarily ban Muslims from the U.S.  

Glover also said the opponents have to accept that Trump will be the president but should be prepared to fight him.

“Give him a chance? What? We know who he is. We know exactly who he is. We have to accept that. But we have to fight him every inch. We have to fight him every moment.”

Glover joined Sanders and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the favorite to become the next Democratic National Committee chairman, for a rally Wednesday. They spoke to hundreds of striking workers, urging Trump to deliver on his promise of higher-paying jobs.

Time named Trump its Person of the Year Wednesday morning.

The magazine annually singles out one person or group of people that “for better or for worse ... has done the most to influence the events of the year."